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Wind Resistance (Edinburgh International Festival / Karine Polwart)

By | Published on Wednesday 17 August 2016

Wind Resistance Karine Polwart Ed2016

Karine Polwart’s talent and voice are brought to another dimension in this magical mixture of different art forms. From a theatrical perspective, Polwart’s ease and connection with her audiences draws us into her songs in a more profound and personal way, something of fundamental necessity especially now, “in this era of austerity, creeping isolation and individualism”. Magical visual images are brought to life by live sound recordings, projections and stylistic but minimal set design. The intertwining of songs and spoken word reconstructs the landscapes and animals who live in the performer’s home of Fala Flow, warming the hearts of those who are familiar with it, and inspiring those who aren’t. Connection is survival, thank you for reminding us.

Rehearsal Studio – The Lyceum, until 21 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Lucrezia Pollice]